Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration, Network Contracting Office 1, New England Sources Sought Notice – naics 334516/Size Standard: 500 employees

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Health Administration, Network Contracting Office 1, New England

Sources Sought Notice – NAICS 334516/Size Standard: 500 employees
This is a Sources Sought notice and not a request for quotes. This request is solely for the purpose of conducting market research to enhance VHA’s understanding of your company’s offered services and capabilities. The Government will not pay any costs for responses submitted in response to this Sources Sought.

This Sources Sought notice provides an opportunity for respondents to submit their notice of ability, and their available products in response to the requirement described below. Vendors are being invited to submit information relative to their potential of fulfilling the requirement below, in the form of a capability response that addresses the specific requirement identified in this Sources Sought.

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is looking for vendor(s) to provide test kits and service maintenance for BACTEC™ MGIT™ 960 System for the following items:

BD Catalog Number



Tube Pza Medium 25 Pak MGIT 960


Tube Bactec MGIT 7MI


Kit Bactec MGIT 960 Sire


Kit Bactec MGIT 960 Supplement 100 Test



Kit Drug Pza MGIT

Kit Calibrator Mgit 960 51 Pk


VA Connecticut HCS, West Haven Campus, 950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT 06516


  1. NOTES:

  1. All questions, comments or concerns should be directed to

  2. Submittals furnished will not be returned to the sender. No debriefs will be conducted. Eligibility in participating in a future acquisition does not depend upon a response to this notice.

  3. Proprietary information is neither requested nor desired. If such information is submitted, it must clearly be marked "proprietary" on every sheet containing such information, and the proprietary information must be segregated to the maximum extent practicable from other portions of the response (e.g., use an attachment or exhibit).


  1. This request will close on stated date within the FBO site.

  1. Requested information:

Interested parties shall provide the following information in addition to your capability response:

  1. Format:

  1. MS Word or pdf format (please ensure email is under 5 mb)

  2. Page limit – 3 pages (please make the response as brief and concise as possible)

  3. Company name and Sources Sought number listed on each page

  4. Proprietary information MUST be marked as such, on a page-by-page basis.

  1. Specifics:

            1. In your response, please provide the following information based on the requirement.

                1. Your company’s capability of fulfilling this requirement as it is described.

            1. Please also provide name of company, company address, a contact person’s name, telephone number, fax number and email address.

            2. DUNS number, and indicate if actively registered on System for award management (SAM)

            3. Contractual vehicles the company holds, such as NAC or GSA schedules.

            4. Socio-economic Status & NAICS Code: State the size of your company [e.g., 8(a) (including graduation date), HUBZone-certified small business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business, small business, large business, etc.].

1. This Sources Sought is for planning purposes only, and does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that a procurement action will follow. The Department of Veterans Affairs will use the information submitted in response to this notice at its discretion and will not provide comments to any submission; however, The Department of Veterans Affairs reserves the right to contact any respondent to this notice for the sole purpose of enhancing The Department of Veteran Affairs understanding of the notice submission.
2. The content of any responses to this notice may be reflected in any subsequent solicitation, except for content marked or designated as business confidential or proprietary which will be fully protected from release outside the government.
The Department of Veteran Affairs Contracting Office POC:
Heather Simpson

Contract Specialist


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